The Rhino with Glue-On Shoes: And Other Surprising True Stories of Zoo Vets and Their Patients

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Lucy H. Spelman, Ted Y. Mashima
Random House Publishing Group, 2009 - Medical - 310 pages
24 Reviews

A moray eel diagnosed with anorexia…A herd of bison whose only hope is a crusading female doctor from Paris…A vet desperately trying to save an orphaned whale by unraveling the mystery of her mother’s death…This fascinating book offers a rare glimpse into the world of wild animals and the doctors who care for them. Here pioneering zoological veterinarians—men and women on the cutting edge of a new medical frontier—tell real-life tales of daring procedures for patients weighing tons or ounces, treating symptoms ranging from broken bones to a broken heart, and life-and-death dramas that will forever change the way you think about wild animals and the bonds we share with them. At once heart-quickening and clinically fascinating, the stories in this remarkable collection represent some of the most moving and unusual cases ever taken on by zoological vets. A chronicle of discovery, compassion, and cutting-edge medicine, The Rhino with Glue-on Shoes is must reading for animal lovers, science buffs, and anyone who loves a well-told tale.
  

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Review: The Rhino with Glue-On Shoes: And Other Surprising True Stories of Zoo Vets and their Patients

User Review  - Kelly Rubish - Goodreads

I enjoyed this collection of unique tales very much. Different authors offer different writing approaches. Some more clinical, and some more personal. The variety of animals included keeps the book ... Read full review

Review: The Rhino with Glue-On Shoes: And Other Surprising True Stories of Zoo Vets and their Patients

User Review  - Melissa Speirs - Goodreads

A great look into the unusual daily life of many zoo/wildlife vets from all over the world working to solve unusual medical problems in everything from a goldfish to a rhino. Read full review

Contents

The Eel and the Bartender
14
Earring Bov I
27
TECHNOLOGY HE LPS
53
Pandas in Thvir Own Land
68
Patch 39
89
Ill GETTING PHYSICAL
105
A Camel in the Snow
119
The Bilers the Students and the Crocodile
138
The Limping Tiger
175
Sliced Bananas in ell_ 1S_1
195
An Unsolved Mystery
215
C1ossovil
237
Empathy
252
WaterBreathing Dragons
271
Amalis Example
285
A Final Word
306

The Katrina Dolphins
160

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About the author (2009)

Lucy H. Spelman, DVM, is the regional veterinary manager for the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project in Rwanda that Dian Fossey created. She is the former director of the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and has been featured on Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel.

Ted Y. Mashima, DVM, is the director of academic affairs and research for the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, based in Washington, D.C.

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